Getting to Net Zero
An events series by the CPS and Aviva
The UK's commitment to Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 will not be an easy task. This new series of panel discussions will explore how Net Zero provides both opportunities and challenges for the current Government, look at the road to Net Zero in a range of different areas including transport, energy, buildings, and financial services, and ask key questions about how we can hit the 2050 target and the role of industry, government and the public in this.
Drawing expertise from key policymakers, business leaders and politicians, our events will aim to generate new ideas and debate the best way to embark on the crucial journey to reach Net Zero by 2050. Our events will take place throughout the Autumn and will be launched with our first installment at Conservative Party Conference on Monday with the Rt Hon Dame Andrea Leadsom MP, Ben Houchen and Dr Frank Luntz.
Following this there will be a series of webinars throughout the Autumn delving into the specifics of the Net Zero challenge across the key industries of transport, energy, buildings, and financial services.
We are delighted to deliver this series with Aviva, whose plan to become a Net Zero carbon emissions company by 2040 and to contribute to a sustainable economic recovery is already well underway. This target, the most demanding of any major insurance company in the world today, will be met by gradually cutting carbon intensity of investments, of its own operations and supply chain over the years, as well as divesting from companies which make more than 5% of their revenue from coal unless they have signed up to the Science Based Targets initiative.